ACCF Receives Grant From It's the Journey, Inc.

It's the Journey, Inc. Executive Director Kimberly Goff and ACCF Executive Director Angie Wallace
It's the Journey, Inc. Executive Director Kimberly Goff and ACCF Executive Director Angie Wallace

On March 2, 2015, the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation was awarded a grant in the amount of $8,000.00 by It’s The Journey, Inc., producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. The grant will help fund our Patient Financial Assistance Program in the Metro Atlanta community. This grant is one of 28 grants awarded by It’s The Journey this year to breast cancer programs across Georgia.

“It is an honor to fund critical breast health organizations’ efforts to bring breast cancer services to women and men in their communities. This year, we will reach nearly 90 counties and fund screening, diagnosis, genetic testing, and supportive services for 16,000 Georgians,” said Kimberly Goff, Executive Director of It’s The Journey. “We are proud that our grants remain focused on local needs and impact the lives of Georgians, from basic clinical exams and breast health education to genetic testing and services helping patients navigate their breast cancer diagnosis.”

It’s The Journey, Inc. produces the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, an annual endurance walk that raises funds for breast health and breast cancer programs in Georgia.  In 12 years, It’s The Journey has raised $11 million and funded 242 breast cancer and breast health programs in the state. For a complete listing of the 2015 grant recipients and descriptions of their programs, visit http://itsthejourney.org/2015-grantees.

The 2015 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer takes place October 3-4. All of the money raised here stays here in Georgia. To register for the 2-Day Walk, visit www.2daywalk.org.